Hai Hai Brings Southeast Asian Flavor To Nordeast MinneapolisInspired by the flavors from her travels to her parent's native Vietnam, Nguyen rolled the dice. At Hai Hai, you can find street food from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, along with fresh herbs, varying textures.
Junior Iron Chef Competition Highlights Minneapolis' Innovative Approach To School LunchOn Thursday night in Minneapolis, teams of middle schoolers and professional chefs will compete in an Iron Chef-style battle. The winning dish will go on the school lunch menu. Yup, fresh, creative food in the cafeteria.
Main Street Farmer Eatery Took A Risk On St. Michael...And It Paid OffWhen Jonathan Campion decided to open a higher-end restaurant near his hometown, it was a bit of a surprise.
DeRusha Eats: The Rise Of Chef Malone’s Restaurant, Grand CaféIt was a solid neighborhood restaurant for years, but when Malone and her team took it over in 2017, it started getting national attention and her Paris Brest filled with foie gras mousse in 2018 was named the dish of the year.
Brianno's Deli Italia: Packing 'Em In For 25 YearsFor 25 years, it's been a hidden gem in the southern suburb of Eagan. In fact, when Jason DeRusha posted some videos on Instagram, loyal customers begged him to keep it their secret.
DeRusha Eats: Market Bar-B-Que Moves EverythingWhen Anthony Polski moved his family's 73-year-old restaurant, Market BBQ, to an abandoned building in Northeast Minneapolis, he didn’t just pack up a few things: He literally moved everything.
Twitter Challenge To Photoshop Matt Brickman Accepted, With Goofy ResultsA simple tweet from WCCO Anchor Jason DeRusha yielded fantastic results Tuesday: "Feel free to Photoshop whatever you like behind Matt Brickman."
James Beard Foundation, Twin Cities Seafood Eateries Strive For SustainabilityIf you see the "Smart Catch" seal, you know the restaurant is working towards doing the right thing.
For More Than 50 Years, Jax Café Creates Personal, Embossed Matchbooks For GuestsIt is one of the quirkiest, most endearing tradition at a Twin Cities steakhouse that is full of them: the personalized, embossed matchbook at Jax Café.
Several Minneapolis Restaurants Named Semifinalists For Prestigious James Beard AwardsNine Twin Cities chefs and four restaurants have been named semifinalists in the most prestigious awards given to the nation’s restaurants and chefs. The James Beard Foundation announced the long list of nominees, finalists will be named on March 27 and the awards will be given in Chicago on May 6.
'A Fun Esthetic': A Look At The Neon Trend Alighting Twin Cities RestaurantsWhen Paige Alexander was planning her new Minneapolis restaurant Zettas, she knew the look would matter.
2 Minnesota Distilleries Win Best In Class AwardsJ. Carver Distillery in Waconia and Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis have been named best in class in one of the nation’s most prestigious spirits competitions.
Family-Run Nordic Ware Pushes Out Millions Of Bundt Pans AnnuallyNordic Ware casts and cuts and non-stick coats 1 million Bundt pans a year, but innovation and creativity keeps the company creating new designs.
Bill Gates Talks With WCCO About The Sexism Of DataSince the Gates Foundation was formed in 2000, it has paid out more than $45 billion dollars in grants.
'Farmed In Minnesota': Prairie Organic Vodka Is Poised For GrowthIn the small town of Princeton, 50 miles north of the Twin Cities, a combination of modern technology and old-school farming combines to create one of the world’s oldest alcoholic drinks: vodka.